by: Diane Benjamin
The people pledged to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of both the United States and Illinois evidently haven't read it. Here's a reminder:
(720 ILCS 5/33-3)
(from Ch. 38, par. 33-3)
A public officer or employee or special government agent commits misconduct when, in his official capacity or capacity as a special government agent, he commits any of the following acts:
(a) Intentionally or recklessly fails to perform any
(b) Knowingly performs an act which he knows he is
(c) With intent to obtain a personal advantage for
(d) Solicits or knowingly accepts for the performance
A public officer or employee or special government agent convicted of violating any provision of this Section forfeits his office or employment or position as a special government agent. In addition, he commits a Class 3 felony.
For purposes of this Section, "special government agent" has the meaning ascribed to it in subsection (l) of Section 4A-101 of the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-338, eff. 1-1-06.)
I realize it is MUCH easier to just get along and do nothing. Meanwhile, the Constitution is becoming meaningless. Are we a country of laws or a lawless country?